K-State hires women’s assistant golf coach

By The Mercury

Stewart Burke has been named assistant coach for the Kansas State women’s golf program, head coach Kristi Knight announced Thursday.

A native of Scotland, Burke brings coaching and recruiting experience to K-State. A former collegiate golfer at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., Burke spent the past three years as director of recruitment at United Sports USA, a company that assists NCAA Division-I coaches of all sports with recruiting the top student-athletes from the United Kingdom and Europe.

A partner who helped set up United Sports USA, Burke also previously worked at a similar organization called First Point USA Sport Scholarship Consultants.

Burke also boasts collegiate coaching experience, as he was an assistant coach at Lindenwood during the 2007-08 season, assisting with both the men’s and women’s programs. Additionally, Burke has also caddied for numerous premier amateur events and professional tournaments.

While competing at Lindenwood from 2003-07, Burke worked at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo., as the Acting Director of Golf. At Old Hickory, Burke managed personnel, oversaw tournament operations and scoring functions, while running the junior summer program, among other responsibilities.

Burke received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Lindenwood in 2007.

K-State begins its spring season on Feb. 14-16 in the Florida State Matchup at Southwood GC in Tallahassee, Fla.

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